Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

Issue 1 - First Report of the Committee

THURSDAY, October 23, 1997

The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources has the honour to present its


Your Committee, which was authorized by the Senate to incur expenses for the purpose of its examination and consideration of such legislation and other matters as were referred to it, reports pursuant to Rule 104, that the expenses incurred by the Committee during the Second Session of the Thirty-fifth Parliament (February 27, 1996 - April 27 1997) are as follows:

1. With respect to its examination and consideration of legislation:

Professional Services $ 16,591.00
Transportation 70,990.00
Other, Miscellaneous 400.00
Total $ 87,981.00

2. With respect to its study on issues relating to energy, the environment and natural resources:

Professional Services $ 3,542.00
Transportation 21,646.00
Other, Miscellaneous -----
Total $ 25,188.00
Witnesses' expenses $ 1,455.00

Your Committee heard from 106 witnesses and held 22 meetings during which it reviewed two Bills (C-23 and C-29); monitor all matter related to the implementation and application of the Act to accelerate the use of alternative fuels for internal combustion engines (previously S-7).

Your Committee travelled on fact-finding visits to Calgary and Fort McMurray, Alberta, June 3-7, 1996, to California, October 28-November 1, 1996; and to Banff, Alberta, January 30-31, 1997 (as a follow-up on report entitled "Protecting Placed & People" and "Banff-Bow Valley, At The Crossroad"). The Committee also sent delegations of members to eight major conferences.

In all, your Committee issued eight reports in relation to its work.

Respectfully submitted,